Chatting with one of the authors on the subject of the anthology. We ended up in a conversation with what constitutes domination and submission in terms of literary content. In terms of stories it is a pretty lose description and could take a story almost anywhere, as lot of stories have a power exchange in them.
A topic arose in which John Wayne films came up the scene that came to my mind was in True Grit, yet the writer said the film she remembered was McLintock. Further research has shown that he spanks women in Donovan’s Reef and The quite man. I wonder how many other films he does spank women?
Going back to the anthology, this was the advice I gave to the writer. In honesty the sub, Dom phenomenon is a mind-set. I have worked with quite a number of them over the years either as an artist or in terms of publishing and form my experience true subs and Doms know within themselves what they are. I believe most people have shade of both within them, for instance how many times have you heard a lady Say “I want a real man, rather than a wishy washy “New age” man. being sub is not a door mat. I have known some subs that are rather high powered individuals, used to giving orders. Yet in their private lives or in the bedroom want their partner to have all the power. Being a Dom does not equate to being a brute. I know Doms that are right softies, yet they are Dom and they do not expect to be messed about. D/s is a big subject. a lot of people that don’t know the scene see it as abusive, but it is far from that or at least should be. Mostly it is trust. The Dom does not have the power really it is the sub that freely gives her submission to him or her. Hers to give not his to take. I am sure a writer could explore this subject in many ways and a different take on the subject would be really interesting and rather refreshing.